The ball python is a python species found in sub-Saharan Africa. Like all other pythons, it is a non-venomous constrictor.
This is the smallest of the African pythons and is popular in the pet
trade, largely due to its small size and typically docile temperament. The name “ball python” refers to the animal’s tendency to curl into a ball when stressed or frightened. Maximum adult length of this species is 182 cm. Ball pythons prefer grasslands, savannas, and sparsely wooded areas. Termite mounds and empty mammal burrows are important habitats for this species.In the wild, their diet consists mostly of small mammals.